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Riverview man among those from Florida charged in US Capitol breach

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Posted at 2:44 PM, Jan 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-07 18:52:19-05

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — At least three men from Florida have been charged with unlawful entry in the breach of the U.S. Capitol by protesters supporting President Donald Trump.

The U.S. Capitol Police said John Anderson of St. Augustine, Michael Curzio of Summerfield and Matthew Council of Riverview are facing unlawful entry charges.

It wasn’t immediately clear Thursday whether they had lawyers to represent them.

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In addition, officials say a Florida firefighter has been placed on leave after photos surfaced of him participating in Wednesday’s violent event.

Officials say Sanford Fire Department firefighter Andy Williams is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

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The Bradenton Herald reported Adam Johnson, 36, from Parrish was the man seen in a photo being shared across social media smiling and waving as he carried what appeared to be the U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's lectern.

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Johnson was not one of the 14 people U.S. Capitol police arrested after the protest on Wednesday.